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Scope note

A scope note in ESCO is used for disambiguation. Therefore, it directs the users:

  • to similar concepts that are considered as included in the scope
  • to alternative concepts that are excluded from it. In this case it provides hyperlinks to other ESCO concepts.


A scope note is sometimes provided in addition to the description.


Occupation: chef

Scope note: Includes banqueting chef.

Includes people performing training activities.



Occupation: chief data officer

Scope note: Excludes data scientists. (displayed as link)

Excludes data analysts. (displayed as link)

Includes people performing high executive data roles.



Skill/competence: assess artistic proposal

Scope note: Applies to creators or performers who receive an artistic proposal to be assessed.